Passionate about women and girls, Atete has over 15 years’ experience working in civil society and the private sector in different capacities including managing a Micro Finance Institution that worked to advance access to finance for micro, small and medium sized businesses. She has also been part of a program team and consulted for projects of the International Finance Corporation (IFC)/World Bank, fostering financial sector development in Rwanda and other Sub Saharan African countries.
It was during her years at the Micro Finance Institution that Atete first came face to face with the difficulties women were facing to access affordable finance to meet their personal and business financing needs. When she was given an opportunity to work closely with women to support women’s economic empowerment she joined New Faces New Voices (NFNV) Rwanda, where she got a chance to build on her desire to contribute to gender equality by successfully developing projects, raising funds and implementing projects that have impacted over a 1,000 women and girls. She now brings her experience and commitment to empowering girls as the Head of School for Gashora Girls Academy of Science and Technology.